Does living in rural areas make a difference for health in Québec?

Health Place. 2006 Dec;12(4):421-35. doi: 10.1016/j.healthplace.2005.04.002. Epub 2005 Jun 13.


This study offers an overview of the health status of rural populations and its major determinants in Québec. A wide range of indicators are examined along a spatial grid that allows rural-urban as well as intrarural comparisons. Differences between urban and rural populations mainly concern specific health problems and determinants, while notable variations on these are noted within rural areas. Some avenues for further research and public health policies in Québec are presented.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Databases as Topic
  • Female
  • Health Status Indicators*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Public Health
  • Quebec / epidemiology
  • Rural Population*